"Both the Hopis and Mayans recognize that we are approaching the end of a World Age... In both cases, however, the Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another. The message they give concerns our making a choice of how we enter the future ahead. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility. The same theme can be found reflected in the prophecies of many other Native American visionaries from Black Elk to Sun Bear."
~ Joseph Robert Jochmans
An Apocalypse (Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis; "lifting of the veil" or "revelation") is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted.
There is, of course, no reason why the new totalitarianism should resemble the old... A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in whichi the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do noto have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers."
~Aldous Huxley, foreward to Brave New World
All things are always changing,
But nothing dies. The spirit comes and goes,
Is housed wherever it wills, shifts residence
From beasts to men, from beasts to men,
It keeps on living. As the pliant wax
Is stamped with new designs, and is no
What once it was, but changes form, and
Is Pliant wax, so do I teach that spirit
Is evermore the same, though passing
To ever-changing bodies.
~ Ovid, Metamorphoses